We at particlecounters.org are proud to announce an attractive new portable particle counter from Lighthouse Worldwide Solutions called the Boulder Counter. This exceptional unit is a large particle counter offering a wide range between 5.0 and 100 microns. The Boulder Counter features a robust flow rate of 1.0 CFM and allows you to view up to 6 particle sizes simultaneously.
This uncompromising portable particle counter offers a huge amount of storage space for particle count data from 6 channels and data from up to 4 environmental sensors. The Boulder Counter utilizes a large, color 5.7" touch screen interface that is not only easy to read, it is also simple to configure and operate. All of your important data can be instantly and dependably downloaded to a computer or printed to the units’ built-in thermal printer. You can use the versatile Boulder Counter as a portable particle counter or you may integrate it with a larger facility monitoring system.
The reliable Boulder Counter meets JIS Standards and its large memory for storing data has the capacity for 3,000 samples! This quality instrument also features alphanumeric location labels and an easy to configure interface with zoom capability. With the Boulder Counter you also get the benefits from a solid 2 year warranty and low cost of ownership.
If your application requires counting large particles accurately and dependably, check out the Boulder counter from Lighthouse Worldwide Solutions.
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Particle counters have been used for years in defense applications to assure quality manufacturing and for cleanroom specifications and certification. Now particle counters are even being employed to help fight terrorism attacks.
Recently, major defense contractor Boeing and a team of U.S. biological defense companies won a contract from the Department of Defense’s(DoD) Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) to design, develop and modify the ScanEagle Unmaned Aerial Vehicle (UAV). Its mission is to carry a payload that detects the presence of airborne biological warfare agents. This program was developed specifically to combat biological terror attacks (bioterrorism). It involves using 2 ScanEagle aircraft in the pre-strike phase when U.S. military leaders identify a target suspected of housing biological warfare agents. Are you wondering how in the world a particle counter is used to fight biological warfare agents?
The program works like this: the ScanEagle UAV’s fly over the suspected target to collect meteorological data to update predicted plume tracks. When the predicted plume track is identified, one ScanEagle equipped with a biological collector and a particle counter determines the extent of the plume and performs particle collection. This aircraft then returns to base where the biological collector and particle counter payload are removed for analysis at a battlefield laboratory. The particle counter is incorporated into the front end of the aircraft and determines where the highest concentrations of particles are. This cutting edge technology has the capability to locate, track, collect and detect biological warfare agents in a designated area.
We at Particle Counters.Org have been aware of defense industry applications for particle counters for quite some time. One of our customers, HITCO Carbon Deposits, is a pioneer and major producer of high temperature material applications for the military. This includes heat shields, rocket motor nozzles, jet exhaust protection and Carbon-Carbon braking systems for military aircraft. As a defense component manufacturer, HITCO uses the SOLEAIR 3100 Plus for both cleanroom certification and for their own Quality Control purposes. HITCO also uses the SOLEAIR 3100 Plus to spot check for suspected contamination.
Another one of our valuable customers in the defense industry is Aero Components, Inc. They manufacture items for military aircraft such as propulsion system components, aircraft structural components and aircraft valves. Aero uses the Lighthouse 3016 Handheld Particle Counter to spot check their processes to assure uncompromising quality.
Whether your application is in defense, pharmecuticals or micro-chip processing, we have the right particle counter to fit your needs.
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